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[04/09/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


RADIANT DOORS (WGN America, New!) - Jeremy Doner ("The Killing") has set up a potential drama at the cable channel based on a short story by Michael Swanwick about "how our society deals with the sudden arrival of a flood of refugees from a dystopian future." Justin Lin is on board to direct and executive produce the hour should it move forward with Gaumont International Television's Katie O'Connell and Perfect Storm Entertainment's Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon likewise executive producing. Ryan Andolina will serve as a co-producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Twentieth Television has renewed daytime staple "Divorce Court" through the 2016-17 season (Deadline.com); "Narc," "The Truman Show," "The Terminator" and "Ghost" are among the features being eyed as potential TV series by Paramount Television (Deadline.com); Geoffrey Blake and Dillon Lane have been cast as George Hockley and Yancey Burns, respectively, on History's mini-series "Texas Rising" (Deadline.com); Tessa Ferrer will recur on CBS's "Extant" as "the athletic, intelligent astronaut who is the daughter of ISEA Director Alvin Sparks (Michael O'Neill)" (Deadline.com);

Chris Colfer will guest on "Hot in Cleveland" as "the son of Wendie Malick's actress-character Victoria Chase" (TVLine.com); Bradley Whitford will visit "Law & Order: SVU" as "a renowned TV producer accused of molesting his 8-year-old daughter" with Jeffrey Tambor, Emma Bell, Geraldo Rivera and Ann Curry also slated to appear (TVLine.com); Christian Taylor has been tapped as the new showrunner of MTV's revamped drama "Eye Candy," starring Victoria Justice and Harvey Guillen (THR.com); and Cobie Smulders will return to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Maria Hill on April 29 (Marvel.com).






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVORCE COURT (SYNDICATION)
· EXTANT (CBS)
· EYE CANDY (MTV)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· KILLING, THE (NETFLIX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· RADIANT DOORS (WGN)
· TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)





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